Chattanooga, TN –On Saturday, February 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM, the rescheduled Beck Knob Cemetery Historical Marker Unveiling took place. Beck Knob Cemetery has the designation of being the City’s oldest Black Organized African-American cemetery. Beck Knob was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2021.
A host of supporters and sponsors packed the one-acre boundaries of Beck Knob Cemetery. Key highlights of the program included the history of Beck Knob, recognition of living descendants, and the unveiling of the Historic Marker by Savannah Grandey-Knies and Gary James.
Beck Knob Cemetery is at 875 Dartmouth Street and Carrington Way, Chattanooga, TN 37405, on the North Shore. The historical marker was funded by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, a program administered by the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation.